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Steak Diane

A retro cool steak you need to try
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: steak
Servings: 2
Calories: 844kcal


  • cast iron skillet


  • 2-4 tbsp oil high heat, such as grapeseed
  • 2 steaks ribeye preferred, 8oz each
  • 1 shallot finely minced
  • 5 oz mushrooms cleaned and sliced
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1/2 cup cognac
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup beef stock
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme plus more for garnish


  • Preheat your oven to 425ºF and set aside a baking sheet with a rack. Season steak on both sides and allow it to temper on your countertop while you prep the other ingredients.
    seasoning steak | www.iamafoodblog.com
  • Once you have everything prepared, add 2 tbsp oil to a large cast iron skillet over high heat. Once your pan is smoking hot, sear steaks 2 minutes on each side.
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  • Take the skillet off the heat and transfer the steaks to your prepared baking sheet and warm in oven - about 5 mins for rare, 8 min medium rare - then remove and rest.
    resting steak | www.iamafoodblog.com
  • Immediately after the skillet stops smoking, sauté shallots and mushrooms for about 1 minute using the residual heat (see note) of the pan, keeping the shallots moving to prevent burning. Add butter, garlic, and thyme, continuing to keep everything moving until the butter is completely melted, about 1 minute.
    sauteing mushrooms in butter | www.iamafoodblog.com
  • Bump the heat up to medium, add cognac and reduce, about 1 minute. Flambé if you like.
    adding cognac to mushrooms | www.iamafoodblog.com
  • Add Worcestershire, Dijon, beef stock, and cream. Reduce to your preference, roughly 2 minutes.
    Diane steak sauce | www.iamafoodblog.com
  • Taste and season, then serve with rested steak, topping with extra thyme. Enjoy!
    sauce on Steak Diane | www.iamafoodblog.com


The exact amount of oil depends on the size of your skillet and steaks.
You should not need heat for step 4 as the heat of the pan will be more than enough, but if you’re not using cast iron, put it on low heat.
Inspired by Marcus Wareing's version.
Estimated nutrition is for half sauce.


Calories: 844kcal | Carbohydrates: 8.9g | Protein: 57.9g | Fat: 56.8g | Saturated Fat: 24.8g | Cholesterol: 188mg | Sodium: 621mg | Potassium: 1118mg | Fiber: 0.7g | Sugar: 3.7g